NFL Notes: Emmanuel Sanders, Bears, Dolphins, Seahawks

Emmanuel Sanders

The agent for Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders, Steve Weinberg, told Tom Curran of that he wanted to play for the Patriots, but was unable to make it work in the end.

Emmanuel loved it there,” Weinberg said. “He said,Give me Danny Amendola‘s deal and I’m there.‘”

For what it’s worth, Amendola received a five-year, $28.5 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed, while Sanders would later sign a three-year deal with the Broncos worth a total value of $18 million and $6 million guaranteed.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Chiefs believed they had an agreement in place with Sanders, but he later visited and signed with the Broncos.

“New England was competitive throughout the process,” Weinberg added. “Had they been aggressive from the beginning it would have gotten done, but, in this market, nobody knew what to do with the wide receivers.”




Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that OC Darrell Bevell’s decision to try and get WR Percy Harvin more involved in their offense “led to many in the organization thinking that the offense was losing its way.”

According to Breer, some Seahawks’ players “gravitated toward line coach Tom Cable, and openly campaigned for a return to the team’s downhill-running ethos.

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